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Android Lollipop update guide – Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and more

Wondering when your smartphone will get Android 5.0 Lollipop? We round up all of the information from the major manufacturers



HTC promised to release Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to the HTC One (m8) and last year’s One (m7) within 90 days of receiving the source code from Google. True to the company’s word, it has delivered on that promise with most versions of the handsets able to use the OTA update. Some mobile networks are in final testing of the upgrade, and OTA updates will be out soon. The smaller HTC One Mini and One Mini 2 are also set to get a lick of Lollipop, but we don’t have firm dates for when to expect these.


As the most popular Android smartphone manufacturer in the world, there’s a lot of demand for Samsung to release its Lollipop update. It has worked quickly on the Samsung Galaxy S5 update, with most phones in the US and UK able to get the OTA update now. Thre are some parts of the world where the S5 can’t get the update, but that will change shortly. 

Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen 2

Samsung is also working on the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 updates. It seems likely that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will also get an update. So far,  the Galaxy Note 3 has started to roll-out in Russia, as reported by Sammobile. Some countries in Europe have also started to get the S4 update, so it shouldn’t be too long now until it gets a wider release. If you’re wondering what Android 5.0 Lollipop will look like on the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sammobile managed to get a Lollipop ROM running on the handset, posting a video of the new OS in operation.

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